OAL Connected becomes national champion at Made in the UK Awards

OAL Connected has beaten fierce competition to become the national champion in the Digital Engineering / Technology category at Made in the UK awards for our APRIL Eye innovation. Having won the regional round for the same category at the Made in Central & East England ceremony, APRIL Eye went through to the national round and our team brought home the glassware. The judges were impressed by the world’s first artificial intelligence vision solution for label and date code verification, APRIL Eye which works to eliminate the risk of product recalls caused by human error on packaging lines.

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Lauren Moir
Understanding artificial intelligence

Did you know that artificial intelligence (AI) powers so many real-world applications that we barely notice it? Yet while it’s ever-present in our home lives, fewer of us have encountered it at work. Here we provide a glossary of the terms to help you understand the basics and discover the benefits of using AI in your facility.

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Lauren Moir
Unique solution to read data embedded barcodes inline

We now offer a unique solution to read the newly introduced data embedded barcodes inline. Tesco has recently unveiled data embedded barcodes on meat products in its Jack’s stores, with an anticipated roll-out to further products and sites, leading the industry in a bid to reduce food waste. Our label and date code verification solution is the only system currently on the market that can read the information contained within the barcode inline via existing scanners, protecting your packaging line from errors, emergency product withdrawals (EPWs) and product recalls.

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Lauren Moir
APRIL Eye launches across the globe

We’re delighted to announce the formal launch of the world’s first artificial intelligence-based vision system, APRIL Eye, for date code verification. With APRIL Eye, we can remove the operator from the date code verification process, achieving full automation to reduce the risk of product recalls and emergency product withdrawals (EPWs) caused by human error on packaging lines.

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Lauren Moir
Achieving a fast ROI with Autocoding

Whenever you are considering making an investment into your business, a key deciding factor is how long it will take to see a return on your investment. Wayne Johnson, head of the OAL Connected team, gave us an insight into how to speed up the ROI (Return on Investment) from Autocoding.

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Deborah Stokoe
Why printer control is key to best practice food packaging line automation?

Comprehensive control and automation of your printers is key to the elimination of packaging errors and related product recalls. Automated systems remove human error from the shop floor, allowing your technical function to control the printing of date codes. Here Faye Louch, OAL Connected's Trainer explains why it's important and how your automated system needs to function to prevent product recalls.

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Jake Norman